Take a look at the planned FHM Philippines’ cover for March 2012 featuring Bela Padilla with the line “Stepping Out of The Shadows” while surrounded by dark-skinned black women. Offended much? No wonder it was just pulled from the shelves, says Irish website Joe:
“The magazine issued a statement which really didn’t address the racism at all: “When FHM hits the stands in March it will have a different cover. We deem this to be the most prudent move in the light of the confusion over the previous cover execution.”
Wait. So it’s confusion and not racism FHM? Lately the degradation of black women in media (Remember Niggabitch?) is running rampant lately, and made worse by some of the worst non-apologies ever. Is this the new trend? No cover love.